TheFamousPeople Society For Recognition Of Famous People > en-us Esau Esau, also known as Edom, was the elder son of Isaac and Rebekah and the twin brother of Jacob. According to the Hebrew tradition, he was the forbearer of the ‘Edomites’. They were an enemy nation of Israel whose patriarch was Jacob. ‘The Book [...] // Doris Duke Doris Duke was an American billionaire socialite and philanthropist, who was also the only child of James Buchanan Duke, a tobacco tycoon. She worked as a news correspondent for a short while and also traveled extensively. She preserved more than 80 [...] // Betty Ford Betty Ford, or Elizabeth Anne Ford, was the wife of the 38th U.S. president, Gerald Ford, and thus the First Lady of the United States from 1974 to 1977. She was also the Second Lady of the United States from 1973 to 1974, when Ford served as the 40t[...] // Oskar Dirlewanger Oskar Paul Dirlewanger was a German military officer and war criminal who was the founder and commander of the Nazi SS penal unit ‘Dirlewanger’ during the Second World War. He served in Poland as well as other areas on the eastern front. His name[...] // Jean-Baptiste Lamarck Jean-Baptiste Lamarck was a French naturalist, biologist, and soldier. He is best remembered for proposing ‘Lamarckism’, an idea that states that acquired characters are inheritable. He was born in an impoverished aristocratic family with a centu[...] // Jimmy Doolittle James Harold Doolittle or Jimmy Doolittle was an American General, aviator and pioneer who set many records in aviation history. He is best remembered for carrying out the famous Doolittle Raids during World War II. His father was a gold prospector w[...] // Hans-Ulrich Rudel Hans-Ulrich Rudel was Nazi Germany’s most decorated ground-attack pilot, who was the sole recipient of Knight's Cross with Golden Oak Leaves, Swords and Diamonds from Hitler. He was born to a clergy man during the First World War, joined Hitler’s[...] // Lawrence Durrell Lawrence George Durrell was a British best-selling novelist, travel writer, dramatist and poet, best known for his tetralogy, ‘The Alexandria Quartet’. He was born in India during the British Raj, but was sent to the UK to attain proper English e[...] // Elagabalus Elagabalus or Heliogabalus was the emperor of Rome from 218 to 222. Though his reign was a very short one, he is remembered in history for being one of the most eccentric and vulgar emperors of all time. He was related to the imperial Severan dynasty[...] // Hans Scholl Hans Fritz Scholl was a German pacifist and the founder of the White Rose resistance movement that was active during the Nazi period. Originally from Baden-Württemberg, Scholl hailed from an affluent family. His father served as the mayor of Forchte[...] //